Brenda Wineapple, Adjunct Faculty

Brenda Wineapple, instructor for the Nonfiction and Science-Medical Writing Workshop, is one of the nation’s most prominent literary biographers. Her White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson (2008) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, a New York Times “Notable Book” and was named among the best nonfiction of 2008 by The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Economist. She is the author of Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner; Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein; and Hawthorne: A Life, which received the Ambassador Award of the English-speaking Union for the Best Biography of 2003. Wineapple has received a Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and two National Endowment Fellowships in the Humanities. A regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review and The Nation, she is the editor of The Selected Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier for the Library of America. Her latest book, the anthology Nineteenth-Century American Writers on Writing, was published in 2010. Wineapple directs the Leon Levy Center for Biography at The Graduate School, CUNY, and teaches in the MFA programs at The New School and Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

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